Bockstiegel Reederei Emden


According to publicly accessible ship-monitoring data, since January 1, 2016, Bockstiegel-owned ships have called at Iranian ports on three occasions.


"The done that penetrated deep into Israeli airspace nearly two weeks ago was manufactured in Germany by Siemens and Bockstiegel, and purchased by a fictitious Iranian company that was a front for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Lebanese newspaper Al-Jumhuriya reported on Wednesday." (The Times of Israel, "Hezbollah drone reportedly manufactured in Germany," 10/17/2012)


"Turkey has intercepted a vessel in the Mediterranean suspected of carrying weapons and ammunition to Syria, a diplomatic source told AFP on Wednesday. 'We received information that the vessel has a cargo of arms and ammunition headed for Syria,' the source said on condition of anonymity, adding that Turkish authorities would search the vessel later in the day. The Antigua and Barbuda flagged 'Atlantic Cruiser' belongs to a German company, the source added. The German shipping firm denied allegations Monday that its vessel was carrying Iranian arms to Syria, violating EU sanctions against the Damascus regime. News weekly Der Spiegel reported at the weekend that the Atlantic Cruiser, owned by German company Bockstiegel but chartered by a Ukrainian firm, had been stopped on the high seas with Iranian weapons on board." (Agence France-Presse, "Turkey intercepts ship with suspected arsm headed for Syria," 4/19/12)